MEGAPOLI & CityZen Joint Events / Meetings


Dissemination and collaboration with the FP7 EC CityZen sister project

The purpose of this task was linked to possibilities of mutual benefits between the FP7 EU MEGAPOLI and CityZen projects. At beginning, after the joint Telephone Conference (Jan 2009) and presentation of the sister project in MEGAPOLI Newsletters #2, at the MEGAPOLI public web-site a joint (mirror) link “Joint Activities with CityZen” had been arranged (http://megapoli.dmi.dk/meet/cityzenlinks_main.html).
During 2008-2011, the special sessions on Megacities and joint splinter meetings (including also MILAGRO project) were organized at the European Geosciences Union Annual General Assemblies - EGU-2009 (21 Apr 2009), EGU-2010 (4 May 2010) and EGU-2011 (5 Apr 2011) in Vienna, Austria; the End-User Workshop was jointly organized in Geneva, Switzerland (WMO; Feb 2010). Members of the sister project were invited to relevant WPs meetings; the free-access was provided to the MEGAPOLI scientific reports on deliverables; contributions/ manuscripts to special issues; IGAC assessment joint contribution/writing; member of the CityZen project has also participated in the Final MEGAPOLI Symposium (26-28 Sep 2011; Paris, France) and presented their results as well.

4-5 April 2011 – participation of the MEGAPOLI & CityZen partners and collaborators in the European Geosciences Union (EGU-2011) Annual General Assembly (3-8 Apr 2011, Vienna, Austria)
3-4 May 2010 – participation of the MEGAPOLI & CityZen partners and collaborators in the European Geosciences Union (EGU-2010) Annual General Assembly (2-7 May 2010, Vienna, Austria)
24-26 Feb 2010End-User Workshop "Mesoscale modelling for air pollution applications - achievements and challenges" at WMO in Geneva, Switzerland - organized together with WMO, GURME, COST-728 and MEGAPOLI in cooperation with CityZen, COST-ES602, ACCENT, and MACC Projects (materials are placed at internal websites).

19-24 Apr 2009 –  participation of the MEGAPOLI & CityZen partners and collaborators in the European Geosciences Union (EGU-2009) Annual General Assembly (19-24 Apr 2009,Vienna, Austria)

24-27 Mar 2009 – 7th International Conference on Air Quality - Science and Application (Istanbul, Turkey; http://www.airqualityconference.org). The relevant presentations were given at the "Air Quality and Climate/ Meteorology Interactions and Feedbacks" special session organized in cooperation with the EUCAARI, MEGAPOLI, CityZen, COST-728 and other projects.

7 Jan 2009 – MEGAPOLI & CityZen Sister Project Telephone Conference (participated 7 persons). The venue included (notes are available at http://megapoli.dmi.dk/nlet/ summary07jan2009_v19jan2009.pdf) discussions on identification of collaboration between 2 projects; differences and overlaps; IGAC assessment; Establishing links to each other’s web sites; Emission inventories; Coordinated model studies; Exchange of measurement data; Common database at NILU; Exchange and use of each other’s mailing lists; Future conferences, where MEGAPOLI and CityZen should meet; Action items; Research questions of MEGAPOLI and CityZen (notes are placed at internal websites).


FP7 EC MEGAPOLI & CityZen, 2008-2011